IMPORTANT: If you are looking for general child support questions or are not a State employee but need information about your child support, contact the Montana Child Support Enforcement Division at (406) 444-9855 or toll free at 1-800-346-5437 (in state only). The information contained on this page is intended for State of Montana employees who need to understand child support or garnishment deductions from their paychecks as well as the process servers who may be serving legal papers to the State Payroll staff.
Information for Process Servers
No matter for which agency an employee works, all State of Montana employee wage garnishments and child support withholdings are processed centrally in the Department of Administration's State Human Resources Division. With the exception of the Montana universities and colleges, the State Human Resources Division processes payroll for all agencies on this list. If you have questions regarding a garnishment, child support, or need to verify employment, please call 406-444-2962.
All garnishments and child support orders need to be delivered or mailed to the following address:
Department of Administration
125 N. Roberts St., Mitchell Building Room 125
PO Box 200127
Helena, MT 59620-0127
Information for Employees
Upon the receipt of a Notice of Levy/Writ of Execution or an Order to Withhold Income for Child Support, the State of Montana is legally obligated by federal and state law to withhold money from an employee's paycheck for child support or unpaid student loans, taxes, or other bad debts.
If an employee has questions as to how garnishments, child support, IRS levies, etc., are processed, please call 406-444-2962, e-mail email@example.com, or submit a ticket on State HR Help. Because we receive limited information, we may not be able to provide complete details regarding the required payroll deduction. We can provide you with the entity to contact for more information.
Review the US Department of Labor Fact Sheet for more information on garnishments.
The State of Montana offers an Employee Assistance Program as part of its benefits package. The Employee Assistance Program offers counseling and guidance for legal and financial assistance.